Before 4ZZ could start broadcasting in 1975, a transmitter was ordered from the U.S. But after it was lost on the dock in New York, 4ZZ's chief engineer at the time Ross Dannecker built the station's first transmitter.
As a coronial inquest into the death of Iranian asylum seeker Hamid Khazaei is set to close this week, advocates today staged a vigil outside the Brisbane Magistrate’s Court hoping to draw attention to the situation surrounding his death.
Mr Khazaei died of septicaemia in a Brisbane hospital in 2014 thirteen days after presenting with an infected cut in Australia’s Manus Island immigration detention centre.
US and Europe lead the way in Arms sales to the Middle East, with China quickly catching up.
There’s been a spike in the international arms trade -with sales figures unheard of since the Cold war - according to a peace activist’s report.
The Stockholm Peace Research Institute said the Middle East has nearly doubled its intake in the last five years, with Saudi Arabia increasing their arms importation by over 200%, purchasing the majority of arms from the United States and the United Kingdom.
Files prepared for the 2012 state Budget Review Committee show climate change company was slated for sell-off despite notes showing it was "profitable" and "cash-flow positive".
Queensland’s former Newman Government sold off a profitable, state-owned business which tackled climate change, according to a news outlet.
Ecofund Queensland was a carbon-offsetting company, which cabinet documents, obtained by the ABC, show was a profitable business whose revenue was set to double.
The Newman government sold the company for $250 thousand dollars despite being told it would make a profit of $40 million dollars over the next two years.
Australia’s first housing tenants survey has revealed Australian’s have poor security and minimal power to demand standard property maintenance.
The survey shows a large portion of tenants put up with poor quality housing out of fear complaining to their landlords will result in eviction.
Spokesperson for consumer group Choice, Matt Levey, says 83 per cent of people surveyed were either on 12 month or non-fixed term leases, meaning they potentially would not know where they will be living in a year’s time.